Massachusetts K9 police named Orry helped rescue a young woman who escaped in an ambulance on her way to hospital and injured herself, police say.
On October 26, at 11:27 a.m., a young woman was “emotionally upset” transported by EMS to a Massachusetts hospital when she escaped with her ambulance on the ramp connecting Route 9 to 495, Massachusetts State Police said. Police then ran down a slope at 495 south in Westborough, Massachusetts, as drivers witnessed her run across the middle before jumping onto Route 9 to the west, police said.
At the time, Massachusetts state police sent a K9 unit along with local law enforcement to find the woman, police said in a press release. Teams started to look for a woman in the wooded areas along the highway.
Massachusetts State Police Ken Hanchett and his partner K9 Orry began looking for the smell on the ramp where the women got out of the ambulance, and then along Forest Line 495. Police said police after a few minutes of searching for the woman’s sign at 495, “Orry showed a change in behavior and pulled toward the highway to cross it.”
SME TEAM K9 today at 11.27 SAVE A YOUNG WOMAN WHO ESCAPED WITH AN RESCUE AND INJURED HER LIFE DANGER…
Law enforcement stopped traffic on the highway for a short time so that soldiers Hanchett and Orry could cross safely. Shortly after noon, K9 pulled his guide down the embankment and located the woman in the woods, Massachusetts state police said. “In the time since she escaped from the ambulance, she has inflicted life-threatening lacerations, apparently with pieces of glass from a broken bottle she found in the woods,” authorities said.
Hanchett bound climbed on his K9 and gave the woman medical help while informing the headquarters of his unit that he had located her, and told the ambulance to hurry to the scene, the New Bedford Guide writes. Hanchett directed the ambulance to the location and, with the help of other police officers, was able to help the woman out of the woods.
Police escorted an ambulance that transported the woman to Umass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was conscious while driving and reportedly survived.